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ISSN : 1738-4125(Print)
ISSN : 2287-7509(Online)
Journal of Odor and Indoor Environment Vol.5 No.2 pp.106-121

어린이 천식환자에 대한 실내외 환경 노출 특성 평가

김호현, 임영욱, 김창수1), 김진용, 박창수, 박중원2), 손명현3), 신동천1)*
연세대학교 환경공해연구소, 1)연세대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실,
2)신촌세브란스병원 알레르기 내과, 3)신촌세브란스병원 소아과

Characterization of Asthmatic Children in Indoor and Outdoor Environmental Exposure

Dong-Chun Shin1)*, Ho-Hyun Kim, Young-Wook Lim, Chang-Su Kim1), Jin-Yong Kim, Chang-Su Park Jung-Won Park2), Mung-Hyun Sohn3)
1)Yonsei university college of medicine, Dept. of preventive medicine , Seoul, Korea
The Institute for Environmental Research, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
2)Shinchon Severance hospital, Allergy and Respiratory Clinic, Seoul, Korea
3)Shinchon Severance hospital, Dept. of Pediatrics, Seoul, Korea


In this study, we attempted to estimate the association between asthma oriented by indoor air sources andpersonal exposure by comparing the case (asthma-patient) and control (non-asthma-patient) groups. Weselected 27 participants who showed positive response on lung function and methacholin provocation test.We performed environmental survey with 15 and 10 cases during May and June 2007, respectively. Therewas no significant difference between the case and control groups in the level of formaldehyde and TBC(Total Bacterial Count). In the dust allergen test, the case concentration was higher than the control's,without signifiant difference. In the personal exposure assessment of VOCs using OVM (Organic VaporMonitor) badge, the case concentrations of Benzene, Toluene, and Ethylbenzene were higher than thecontrol's, but there was no significant difference. The personal exposure of Xylene case study was significantlyhigher than the control's